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and get tips about the night sky and from san francisco's picturesque land's end and the skies the limit. that's the weekly buzz. visit us >> in the auditorium and can we all stand please for the pledge of allegiance. >> pledge one and to the republic for which it stands one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> mr. president, i would like to call roll for the police commission. >> please do. >> president mazzucco. >> present. >> vice president mar. >> here. >> commissioner dejesus in route. >> commissioner chan. >> present. >> commissioner kingsley. >> present. >> commissioner turman. >> here. >> commissioner loftus. >> here. >> we're have a quorum and also with us is the director much occ joyce hicks and i believe the chief of police is in route. we have a quorum. >> thank you. i am julie and the commission of status of woman. i would like to introduce andrea and we r we expect rebecca soon and next to that is alisa and kay. we have a quorum. >> well thank you very much commissioner and thank you very much inspector monroe. ladies and gentlemen, wel
'm a resident of rincon hill. i'm certainly in favor of san francisco having an arena facility. i submit to you that pier 30-32 is the absolutely wrong location for this project. it took 50 years and a major earthquake to get rid of a monstrosity of the embarcadaro freeway. let's not build another monstrosity on the waterfront. the artist's rendering show the most favorable use of the arena. if you do some simple geography, pick any point on the embarcadaro and see what is going to be blocked out, you'll see anywhere from 24 to 68 degrees of the horizon is going to be completely blocked. likewise, despite mr. wells' protest -- protestations being transparent, telemundo be enclosed. you might as well build it underground. the height will be 140 feet all the way around, completely opposite of the giants ballpark, descends 140 feet. people already talked about the traffic. up to 300 days of the year, events they'll have, even though you say 205 now. you know, i submit to you either force them to make nice with the giants and build it as part of the development that they're doing down there where
>> there is no better way to kick off the holiday season than on ice. san francisco has two outdoor skate rinks right in the middle of the hustle and bustle. >> all the way from st. louis just to come to this skating rink right here. >> this is like the perfect place in san francisco. >> it makes me feel like it is the holidays. >> an oasis this rink gives you the option of skating until you drop in union square and while you are at it admire the macy's christmas tree nearby. >> make the skating part of your holiday tradition, be sure to check the hours at sfpark.org. ♪ >> all right, good evening, everybody, who wants to see a tree lit? >> happy holidays, welcome to fabulous mcclarin lodge here in golden gate park. my name is phil ginsberg and i am the general manager of your san francisco recreation and park department and i want to welcome you all to the 83rd annual tree lighting. happy holidays for you all. the trust for public land as mr. mayor knows recently named your park the number one park system in the entire united states of america. [ applause ] >> we were also just na
am thrilled to tell you san francisco is one of two counties in the state doing this program. we are gathering data from the beginning and we will have good information to share with you what is going on, so these are three major things that happened in the last year that i am most proud of the work that family violence council has done and all of the community agencies have come together. thank you very much. >> so i will touch on some of the trends and recommendations that we're seeing from the domestic violence perspective. domestic violence has been worked on much longer in san francisco at a policy level and you will see that reflected in the numbers, but again when you combine elder abuse and child abuse and domestic violence it's san francisco's most reported crime, family violence. so you will see that still the majority of the calls that are coming in -- thank you -- come in to the community. as many of you know, and as the president of the police commission said it's rarely the first time by the time the police are called or there is a criminal justice response and n
zoned areas don't have a lot of yard. even many residential neighborhoods, many houses in san francisco just don't have appropriate yard sizes. over a year-ago we started to look at the potrero neighborhood for many reasons but one of the main reasons at preponderant we're roberted in bernal heights and this is the sister neighborhood. when i first walked into harvard street i could visualize the school. even our children are involved in everyday planning and we want to have a small school no more than 20 kids and a school with small teacher-children ratios which reflects san francisco values. by teaching social responsibility and justice, inclusion, green living, bean a small locally run business while providing a curriculum that prepares children academically, socially and emotional for kindergarten. commissioners it was not our in[t-ebts/] to bulldoze into the neighbor and not include our new neighbors in the process. i have never done this before and if anything i have been a bit naive in the process. i thought everyone would be happy a small mom and pop school -- excuse me, especia
. >> i think this is the kind city of san francisco-sfgtv. recreation and park commission meeting. (meeting will commence shortly) just insiste. >> we're back on the record, commissioners. do i have a motion with reference to line item no. 8, which is to vote whether to disclose any or all items. >> move nondisclosure. >> second. >> all in favor. >> before we move into the last item of adjournment, inspector monroe you were going it make an anoupsment regarding the january meetings. >> we will be dark january 2 r*pbd and hold open meetings on january 9, 23 and 30. >> thank you very much. ladies and gentlemen, as we move into line item no. 9 i'm going to turn this over to commissioner kingsley. >> we are closing this commission meeting this evening, the last of the year for 2012, with a few moments to remember the 28 victims of gun violence in newtown, connecticut last friday, and to remember the 45 people in the city of san francisco who died from gun violence in the year 2012. this commission is dedicated to reduce gun violence in the city of san francisco. we ask everybody in
american community, with the lgbq community, with the human rights commission in san francisco, all kinds of people, and we talk about all kinds of things. we talk about things that are more common to the u.s. attorney. we talk about fraud and identify theft and hate crimes and civil rights issue and there's one thing that comes up in absolutely every conversation that i have had with people in the district, and that was bullying. and it really, it was, it's not surprising to the people in this room, i know. it was not surprising to me but it was troubling to me that in every community that i was meeting with, this was an issue prrp violence, harassment, physical, cyber, social, children on children, this kind of behavior is so disturbing and so troubling and so heartbreaking to so many people. even in this place, even in san francisco, california and northern california, which has got to be if not the most tolerant place in the country certainly amuck the most tolerance and diverse places in the community, this is what i was hearing out in the community and it's something we wanted t
. welcome, everybody, welcome to san francisco. to some of you, welcome to the presidio, welcome to this absolutely gorgeous futures without violence center. i want to start by thanking futures without violence and esther solar for giving us this beautiful space to meet in today. is esther here? i haven't seen her. we'll thank her later. they made this space available for us. good morning, my name is me linda hague for those of you who don't know me. i was appointed by president obama a little more than two years ago to be united states attorney and it is my incredible honor to represent the president, the obama administration here in the northern district of california. welcome to the stop bullying summit. i'm a federal prosecutor so it may seem odd that here we are talking about bullying and we asked all of you to be here and i want to explain the origin of that and why this happened. you people, everybody in this room, has been involved in this issue and is doing incredible work on this issue and we were so honored to be a part of it and to meet with all of you and to s
]. i'm a san francisco state environmental studies major and i also live in district 1. san francisco's precautionary principle resolution states that the city has an obligation to consider a full range of alternatives. the recreation and parks department's failure to consider [speaker not understood] all alternatives to the sharp park golf course reenvironment plan violation of san francisco's precautionary principle resolution. buried on page 527 of the last page of the draft e-i-r, it is stated that the registration alternatives were rejected because they were not compatible with the existing and planned 18-hole layout of the historic golf course. the recommended management actions for the sharp park in the draft e-i-r do not refer to a planned 18-hole layout. how can a restoration alternative be rejected and play 18 holes of golf when the holes are not assessed in the draft e-i-r? the assessment of the current 18 holes of golf is that one of the main reasons why the sharp park golf course redevelopment plan was to be separated and [speaker not understood] independently of the sign
to this. we are living in san francisco where things are not quite as bad. you can speak to anyone no matter where they are on the continuum of immigration reform about the chilling effect of domestic violence survivors and families, and why the federal initiative is dangerous. >> that is not what i was appear for; i wanted to talk about how honored i have been to be here for two years as part of the language workgroup; access to criminal justice, community day services, justice, safety. it is homicide prevention. as we know from many homicides that we work with families, we have done court watches over the years, and the tragedies that we have seen, language access makes a difference. the trust and logistics of those languages being available has been a real honor. i cannot thank chief -- and deputy chief -- and deputy chief beal, and the two language officers have been so helpful. language liaison henry hocht came out to a community domestic violence meeting. he came, handed out his phone number, everybody got to meet the liaison an officer chan will help us do tha
. >>> two teenagers who recently killed in san francisco are being remembered. this a vigil -- this is a vigil being held. lorraine blanco is there working the story. we'll have a live report for new just a few minutes. >>> joe biden met with law enforcement leaders this morning in washington, d.c. to launch a new task force aimed at reducing gun violence in the wake of the connecticut school shooting. president obama announced the school force. biden is charged with crafting concrete proposals. biden is due to have a report back to the president in january. >>> attorney general eric holder will be meeting with first responders and law enforcement officials tomorrow in newtown. holder is expected to held there after meeting with the vice president. he's being asked to come up with recommendations on gun laws. >> we have 20 children trying to point us the way. if we don't follow their lead, we've failed them and their deaths are in vein. >> six more funerals are set to be held today for some of the 26 students and teachers killed during the -- during the sandy hook elementary
that was mentioned by the director here under the auspices of the san francisco health department. now, i think the san francisco county transportation authority should have a detailed orientation on what really is happening in the bayview. and it's not as simple as you think when you talk about safe routes. our young people have to cross four or five [speaker not understood] going to school, another four or five [speaker not understood] getting back. and the san francisco county transportation authority purports to know everything. but in the last nine months we have bus routes, like the 44, that cannot even go to certain destinations. they just stop below the hill and our students and our youth [speaker not understood]. when people come to me, then i have to work with the community response network and i have to work with volunteers who escort our young people and our seniors. now, i would want those people who are having these meetings at the ymca to have these meetings at the bayview opera house or the [speaker not understood] facility -- >> thank you very much. >>> and the [speaker not und
, commissioners, my name is [inaudible] hernandez gill, i'm the community organizer with the san francisco bicycle coalition, i would like to thank the commission for their support last year for the jfk driveway, the city has ambitious goals with the yearly results we're seeing on jfk drive and with other projects, we're confident the goals will be met, although we at the bicycle coalition were very encouraged by the sfmta's preliminary evaluation as you heard, we at the bicycle coalition looks forward to seeing the final report to ensure the roadway is safe. i've heard many great stories of people feeling safer, especially from new riders and family, slower speeds in the sense of safety are very important factors in getting people to walk and bike and we're thrilled to see progress in these areas just a few weeks after the project went up. >> thank you. >> is there anyone else who would like to comment on the general manager's report? >> yes. >> please come forward. >> merry christmas, commissioners, members of the public, interested individuals, listening to the manager's report, i found it holl
and i am from the san francisco drug users union and my comment is going to be short and sweet. this argument over non-lethal tasers and non-lethal protection for the officers and up against the mentally ill and challenged, has been going on for years. tasers are as lethal as any gun, a gun is just as non-lethal as a tase and her if you spent half of the money that you have spent on conversation, debates ps, surveys and documentation and a little meetings like this, back into the mental health facility and the hospitals and the non-the homeless shelters and get these people off the street, these officers are going to have not have half of the problems that is where the money should be going instead of the ridiculous conversations. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker please? >> good morning, thank you for having this hearing today. >> my name is jeremy miller i am with the stelli foundation and the san francisco no taser task force and i would like to six points. number one, the police assassination of vanbue and parong were nothing other an assassination and should not be use
affordability crisis that we are experiencing here in san francisco. san francisco has a desperate need for housing across all income levels and particularly in the work force, student housing and other populations. the underlying building code amendment, which is the companion legislation to the item before us today, promotes in my view housing affordability by design, reduced costs for conception are passed on in the form of low rents. and this can be done without subsidies. while we do have a very robust subsidized affordable housing program in san francisco, of which i am extremely supportive, it is not by itself enough. the smaller units will be an attractive and affordable option for people entering the work force, for students, for transition-age youth, for the formerly homeless, for seniors, and for various kind of housing, market rate or not market rate. as many as 40% of san francisco households are single people. this could be a great and much more affordable option for them. we know that rents are through the roof now. a one-bedroom apartment in many places of the city is ru
>> san francisco is home to some of the most innovative companies of the 21st century. this pioneering and forward looking spirit is alive in san francisco government as well. the new headquarters of the san francisco public utilities commission at a5 25 golden gate avenue is more than just a 13-story building and office ablation. instead, city leaders, departments and project managers join forces with local architectural firms ked to build one of the greatest office buildings in america. that's more than a building. that's a living system. ♪ ♪ when san francisco first bought this land in 1999, it was home to a state office building. >> this was an old eight-story brown building the state owned and the workers' comp people were in that building. it was an old dee correctvth it building for decades. when i was a member of the board of supervisors, all of us wondered why we hadn't done anything there and the mayor thought the same. >> if an earthquake happened, the building was uninhabitable. it sat there vacant for quite a while. the city decided to buy the building
underway. bill pointed out to me a very interesting article in the front of the san francisco chronicle today is good to give you history on that. the fire department and one of the equipment manufacturers have donated new carbon monoxide detections and smoke detectors which dbi will give away to the public during our outreach event. we are delighted to give away these devices and assurance compliance with state law requiring their installation both in single family homes, and that's effective january 1, 2013, and multi family homes also. also we are having a modest get together, everybody should come, children and family members are welcome, it will be held tomorrow, december 20, after pm and take part in the joy and festivities. >> is there any public comment on the president's announcements? seeing none, item 3, general public comment. the bic will take public comment on matters within the commission's jurisdiction that are not part of this agenda. >> form, commissioners, henry --. >> i just need to read it for the record here. member s of the public may address the commission on
with san francisco bike coalition, boma san francisco building as the association, union square ccd and real estate department and we received comments from many of the stakeholders. staff also researched on best practices in comparable cities. we looked at portland, vancouver, new york, and also national doubt data from the association of pedestrian and bicycles. based on research, we have made some changes. i will first briefly discuss the impetus behind this legislation and next summarize the existing bicycle parking requirements in the planning code and discuss the ordinance in detail. i want to acknowledge sfmta, who is here, if you have any questions. bicycle ridership has significantly increased in san francisco over the past few years. sfmta's annual count shows ridership has more than doubled since 2006. this report also estimated over 75,000 daily bike commutes in san francisco. with all of that ridership, the city has only 3,000 bike racks on the sidewalks. it requires better infrastructure, including bicycle parking. the san francisco bike plan was adopted in 2009, a col
francisco and coming in contact often with the san francisco police department, we don't want to run a risk of that population being impacted. and the aclu is also concerned with the civil rights implications that the supervisors spoke of today. you know, across the nation and in san francisco, you will see the african american communities of color are impacted by accessive use of force that would lead us to believe that once they are instituted they would also be disproportionately used against the xhupts of color. because they are easy to use it will increase over use and officers will be use it as the first line rather than reverting to what they used in training such as verbal commands and we also have outlined many incidents of litigation that have occurred... >> just some follow up questions. did you ever get a response from the mayor on your letter? >> no, we did not. >> and any of the staff in >> no. >> i think that the letter was actually really well done and it is well documented and there are a number of citations in here, do you recall what i read to commander ali, right now, re
. >> reporter: we're live in san francisco where an an arson investigator is on scene trying to determine the -- where an arson investigators -- is on the scene trying to figure out what sent a firefighter to the hospital. >>> the new york stock exchange has been sold. what it means for investors and the u.s. economy. >> reporter: a grandmother gunned down near her house. >>> a very cold start to the day. coming up, the neighborhoods that are currently in the upper 20s and when rain returns to the forecast. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. >>> it's thursday, december 20th. we begin with breaking news out of san francisco where a firefighter has been taken to the hospital after a fire. lorraine blanco is live on broad street with the information on the firefighter's condition and how muni service is being affected. >> reporter: good morning, tori. i can first tell you that an arson investigator is on scene right now trying to determine the cause of this fire. firefighters say it
sweat dts shirt from the san francisco spc for his assistance with the recovery of a stolen dog. >> members, you have the affidavit of officer mitchell. he helped the spca recover a stolen dog. any public comment? >> move to grant the request. >> all in favor say aye. >> no. 2, general public comment. the public is now welcome to address the commission regarding items that do not appear on tonight's agenda but that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the commission. speakers shall address their remarks to the commission as a whole and not to individual commissioners, department or occ personnel. under police commission rules of order during public comment neither police or occ personnel nor commissioners are required to respond to questions presented by the public but may provide a brief response. individual commissioners and police and occ personnel should refrain, however, from entering into any debates or discussion with speakers during public comment. please limit your comments to 3 minutes. >> good evening, welcome back. >> hi, jackie brison here and i'm happy
28 years of service not just with the san francisco police department but the san francisco sheriff's department and especially acknowledge steve johnson, who joined the san francisco police department in 1971, served 30 years and since that time has worked tirelessly along with kevin for the rights of our members and he has worked with every commissioner here. he's going to be a big loss to the poa, he wanted to be here tonight, he could not make it. he is in good health and spirits but i do have letters to each one of the commissioners on behalf of steve. so i am available, i certainly am behind the learning curve but considering the statement from one of the last speakers i hope the chief grants everything that the poa requests as you did the previous speaker. i can answer any questions if you have them, but thank you for your time. >> thank you, inspector hallorran. i want to say, inspector halloran, we recognize vice president martin, one of our hearings we closed in honor of him, for all the work he's done for police officers but also all the work he did walking the weet.
:00 around the bay, 32° to 46, 40s in san francisco and oakland. breezy by noon, near 50, increasing clouds 55 by 4:00, a few sprinkles at 7:00, low 50s there if you are around the inland neighborhoods,x?v frosty east bay in the 20s now, near 50 high clouds and sun, sprinkles north bay by 4:00, light rain north bay by 7:00, back in the 40s out at the coast no frost this morning, 39&vez 43°, neart8úñ 50 noon, d to upper 40s with sprinkles, north at 4:00, rain along the north bay coast at 7:00. here's sue with traffic. >>> a little busy, east shore freeway past golden gate fields and gilman and university towards the macarthur maze. still at the limit more crowded, no -- minor delays bay bridge toll, for cash paying folks metering lights should be on shortly now things are good on upper deck towards the tunnel and san francisco. bart delay fremont line both directions from south hayward due to earlier debris'hnn on tracks they are recovering from that no other mass transit problems. accident median isabel westbound 580 livermore slowing traffic towards the dublin pleasanton area still abo
of for closures or pending foreclosures in san francisco. it's isolated in certain neighborhoods. i with like to fiepld out what we can do in terms of outstanding nov's. some of this has come up in terms of the blight situation. some of those properties are getting auctioned off so i'm concerned with what, just kind of a report whether we know where some of those places are and the issue is some of the buildings or some of those foreclosures have tenants in them and some of them have owners. and in many cases the tenants don't even know that their place is being sold until it happens and they get an eviction, either an owner move in eviction or something like that. this is something i just -- to see -- i don't know, maybe there's, maybe our department, it's not under the purview of our department, because we're always concerned about dislocating tenants and dislocating home owners. i'm wondering if there's some interface with the city attorney's office or other folks in terms of -- because i feel like, i've heard from community groups that this is still a big issue. it still -- it's moved
, and so good morning and welcome to the public safety committee of the san francisco board of supervisors my name is john avalos, the chair of the committee and joined to my right by supervisor christina olague, who will be joined shortly by eric mar who is also a member of the committee and our clerk and erica and we are staffed by the sfgtv and could you share with us your announcements? >> please, make sure to silence all cell phones and complete the speaker cards and any documents to be included as part of the file should be submitted to the clerk, the items acted upon will appear on the january 13th, 2013, agenda unless otherwise stated. >> could you call items. >> hearing to review the san francisco police department and general orders related to tasers including the department's plan to equipment the officers and the crisis intervention team with tasers. >> thank you, madam clerk. we are just joined by supervisor eric mar, this is a hearing that i called forward in the context of having years dialogue about the use of tasers or electronic controlled weapons in san francisco. this i
morning no problems, no metering lights traffic at the limit into san francisco first look at san mateo bridge fine on the flat section over towards foster city'wó eastbound good 14 minutes between east bay and peninsula. injury accident left lane north 880 at between stevenson and maury not seeing significant slow downs past the scene roadwork picked up moments ago sunol southbound 680 smooth over theh5]m sunol grade paving work on the devil slide one-way traffic control there. >>> 4:39. >>> paroled sex offender moves into a san francisco neighborhood. extra efforts police are making to warn people living in that area. >>> popular vehicles put to the crash test. what you need to know about the best and worst of the bunch. >> here's this morning's tech bites. >>> a video upgrade for the nintendo wii-u launches today organizers video streaming and dvr services into one place they will be able to chat about favorite shows via nintendo tv network. website combines social networking and shopping, users can log on to see favorite iz their accounts. viewers who are new to fab can visit to r
underserve. additionally the geography of san francisco and density should provide policy rationale to increase the size of convenience zones in the city of san francisco. the sbc asks that the department of environment in coordination with others work with retailers so seek exemptions for small businesses. >> so can we just stop right here for the local? are there any comments, suggestions or modifications. >> we're is good. >> you have been extensive background, but the fee of $500 should be considered and the sbc encountryings courages the department of environment to bring that. >> we should do a little more investigation of the tiers of how much people would have to pay. >> i think that is a really good idea. >> right, because i definitely hear commissioner ortiz-cartagena's concern that we could raise the fee, but rest of the policy doesn't change. >> right. >> and we have just increased a situation for our small businesses. i have one other sort of question for you, is would the commission want to have a consideration for that we work at the state late to exempt our
grateful. from the san francisco police department from greg sir to denise flair erty and cheryl jennings and the girl friday and kept us moving all day and to the communications that we got the word out through the media and laura who kept us moving today and financial support. if you read about the justice department in the paper you know we can't pay for anything. when people come to my office quite literally i can't give them coffee. people think the government is high flying and i am here to tell you it's not true. there was support for this event and we couldn't be more grateful to the people that made this possible and the rosenberg foundation and they are here, the san francisco foundation and dr. sander herself and a round of applause, the california endowment and others provided tremendous financial support so thank you very much for that. [applause] . we really do appreciate it and the cohost and mary lee and tom torque son and who you met this morning and our next panel is planning for student safety opportunity and success and planning for action around the bay. our mod
to recommend that perhaps you also engage -- america media, and san francisco-based pacific news service. you can put something in english and each media outlet reports on their language with no copyright violations. >> great idea. i want to get that information from you after the meeting. >> commissioner kingsley? >> thank you for your report. >> commissioner kingsley: my questions may be a little premature. do we have any information, percentages? >> approximately 1800 clients accessed either language line or an interpretation service from either an officer or a professional. >> of the 1800, is it broken down in terms of what percentage are officers and what is the language line? >> yeah. 1739 times language line was used. 90 percent is language line. >> what is the reaction to the use of language line? is it reliable? they have a sense that getting quality interpretation? >> by the very nature of using the phone and passing the phone three ways it slows the process. there is no doubt about it. when we dig down into the nuances, language line is what we have, they are professional. w
resources. deescalation works. it works every day in san francisco. it works at psychiatric emergency service and social service agency and drop in center and door alley and west side and other places we did a comprehensive review of the tasers of the literature. >> please continue briefly to finish up. >> and we looked at all of the studies that had been done the last time that this came around. what we found over and over again is that the tasers increased fatalities. there were some that mentioned that it decreased. fatalities every one of those studies were funded by taser international. of the independent studies not funded by the people profiting off these weapons, they found things like the 2009 ucsf study that the deaths more than doubles in the first year and the following years the number of shootings decrease but stayed above what it had been before tasers and this seems to be the trend, when tasers are introduced they are a new tool, it is exciting and get used a lot. and when that initial excitement levels out it is not decreasing fatalities. >> thank you. >> thank you ve
before. [ applause ] fp >> and we are sending a strong message that san francisco families are welcome and we want you to stay. >> this park is open. >> this park is open. shortly. >> the clerk: regular hearing for thursday, december 13-rbgs 2012. the commission does not tolerate outburst or disruption of any kind. if you'd like to speak on an agendized item please fill out a speaker form. and when speaking before the commission, please speak directly into the microphone and state your name for the record. i'd also ask that you turn off any mobile devices that may sound off during the proceedings. i'd like to take roll. commission president fong, here. commission vice president wu, here. iana, present, boren, hillis, here, moore, hee, sugaya, here. first on your calendar consideration for items proposed for continuance. item 1, for 1856 pacific avenue, discretionary reviews have been canceled. under your regular calendar, item 12, case 2012.1183t and z amendments to the planning code for fillmore street there's a request from the supervisor's office to continue this item to
and county of san francisco in 1989 as the investigator for the city's first whistle blower program. prior to employment with the city and county of san francisco, he was the managing attorney for the asian law caucus. i first met ed in 1992 when he became the executive director for the human rights commission and we were both 16. that's two decades ago, ed. i watched him soon become the director of city purchasing and then going on to become the director of public works. i think ed is the only mayor in city history that can carry tlau on the campaign promise to fill the potholes because he actually knows how and he's the only mayor in city history that can say he actually knows every single city street because his crews probably paved them. i have had the privilege of working alongside ed for many years in city government. he has always been a cherished colleague and friend to everyone in city hall. he's done the job, he gets the job done, never wanting credit, just the satisfaction of doing the right thing for the people he serves in the city and county of san francisco. i was thinki
with the university of california, san francisco. was that if we are to deploy an electronic control weapon it should be done in conjunction or the availability of a defibrillator should be immediate and with that said, the department is also moving forward with a community members who want to see independent of the taser issue, it is something that actually was a part of the discussion before july when the chief brought this issue up was there was a discussion, already, about adopting a police car or donating a aed and having that device available in a police car and no cost to the city for a period of some six years. >> can you explain to me what to do any member of the audience what a defibrillator is? >> i'm looking around to see if i see one and in most of our buildings we have them. dispersed and they are within the police department and certainly within the city haul. it is basically for a individual who has a heart stoppage and basically you place the device on the chest of the person, and that device measures all of the activity of that person's body and applies a charge to start their heart
in san francisco, as the temperature drops, the director, diane louther says it is heart breaking, to turn around hundreds of families that need help. >> very often they are out in cars or they are doubled up in situations that they shouldn't be. >> luther says the hamilton center has 70 rooms, all full with nearly 250 homeless family on the wait list. >> they have children with them and they are trying to hold it together. >> louther says high rent in the city make it difficult for find permanent housing. >> it takes them longer to find affordable apartments and they often have to move out of the city because the rents are high here. >> starting a job at a barber shop and his family's christmas list is to leave the shelter soon. >> if my family can get through this, we can get through anything. >> the family is trying to raise donations to help more families through this holiday season. live in san francisco. >>> a san francisco woman arrested in the death of her daughter has been released from jail, the 16-year-old died at a hospital after being found on the sidewalk, 46-year-ol
tonight was to let the public know that the san francisco police department, attorney's office, occ, the commission, we want to assure women and men dickens of domestic violence that we are here to help you. this is the community matter. we want to help break the cycle of violence. the presentations tonight were excellent. the message is very clear. the city and discounting takes domestic violence extreme we seriously. we have a police chief to support it and everyone in the room to support it. i cannot thank you enough. it was a great presentation. >> it was an honor to have this joint meeting. i hope it away 10 years to do it, particularly surrounded by the men and women in blue. i feel safer everyday. it is great to see you on the street but more importantly to have interaction with you and know that we have common goals. also to our immigrant communities, we are here to serve you and language barrier should not be an obstacle to seeking help nor your immigration status. we work hard. i am a fourth-generation san francisco. i'm taking cantonese and mandarin classes
at a home in san francisco's valley. lorraine blanco is there with the details on how this fire may have started, good morning, lorraine. >> reporter: good morning, dave, well you can see a burned pile of construction and that's where they think the fire started. at this point investigators are not calling it suspicious. they got a call on the multi- hundred block of sanchez street. firefighters do not think anybody was inside the home during the fire and they are not sure when construction workers were inside there last. >> we have no idea, right now it is under construction. we are not sure but we left a message to the responsible party and he has not gotten back to us yet. >> investigators say there was no evidence anybody was inside the garage trying to get warm last night. >> reporter: the cause of the single alarm fire is under investigation, lorraine blanco ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> and the latest round of violence in oakland has claimed the life of a grandmother. tara moriarty is in oakland and tells us the woman is believed to have been an innocent bystander, good morning
. >>> breaking news in san francisco, a fire at an apartment building, our crew is on the way and we will let you know more about this straight ahead. >>> and it is the 124th homicide of the year we will tell you what a grandmother was doing when she was gunned down. >>> the new clues found after last week's deadly school shooting. >>> live in san jose, people are waiting out in the cold to get toys for their kids, we will tell you how much more this charity needs. >>> well, good morning, welcome to a brand-new day, december 20th, i am dave clark. >> let's get a quick look at weather and traffic, mark is in for steve to tell us how cold it will get. >>> we are all shivering and today is the last day of fall and winter begins tomorrow morning. current numbers, we do have some frost and temperatures are in the 20s and we have a few spots fairfield and concord, livermore checking in at 30s and rain showers are up to the north and i will let you know when the rain moves in and how much rainfall you can expect over the weekend, sal has an update on traffic, good morning sal. >>> w
to be delivered. in san francisco, lee hand melendez, abc7 news. >>> -- >> that's great. if your kid is thinking about writing the white house policy is they try to spoken to every piece of mail the staff does answer everything my son wrote a letter and sent got pictures back. thrilling for a kid. >> absolutely. >>> [ unintelligible ] >>>c+fññhgood morning looking fm vollmer peak east bay hills to the west clear outside -- let's take a look atçlç
'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. >>> we're following some breaking news right now out of san francisco's ocean view district. >> crews on the scene of a big fire burning near a historic firehouse. we're hearing reports of more fire companies being called out to respond. the fire is burning in an apartment complex on 119 broad street. 10 people have been evacuated. it's burning next door to engine company 33, according to a website, the victorian style building dates back to 1896. we have a crew on the way. we'll get you the latest as soon as we hear it. >>> a loud boom on the peninsula after a bomb squad dead nature volatile materials. authorities found 30-year-old chemicals inside a san mateo house yesterday. the acid and ether were both too dangerous to move so they detonated the chemicals on the front lawn. no one was hurt. but the house suffered major damage. >> it was significant. it damaged the windows in front of her home. >> officers evacuated the block at least 500 households were notified of the controlled detonation. >> investigators in cupertino were trying to figure out wh
the reasons for those results, it's important for us here in san francisco to have a better understanding of why perhaps that happened as we think about our own transportation needs going forward. of course, the most significant development at the federal level was the reelection of president obama. and i think that what that means for transportation, not only in the state of california, but nationwide, is pretty significant including, of course, what it does to high-speed rail. and the president has been a very strong supporter of that and that's something that we have been pushing for here in california and we want to make sure that we continue our efforts. but that certainly is a positive development on that -- on that front. as we move forward to the next year, one of the things that i'd like to ask my colleagues is to simply think about some of the priorities that we should have as a body, not only priorities in terms of the individual projects or needs that each one of our districts has, but also collectively the priorities for the city. i know that we have seen a great deal of coop
and county of seven san francisco to collect to colect, for background checks, as far as justis replacing the cable system, justis will assist individual departments in creating the roll up reports. we have not received whether to the technical steering committee or the justis council, and requirements to connect federally. >> i asked because of my background. i was curious because one thing that was helpful about the cable system is that you could do a check without reporting someone to immigration. i was curious about that. who analyzes the data? you should is the capabilities and the types of reports that we could pull. is their body that will pull the status of reports and doing an analysis on a regular basis? >> each department analyzes their data. the source of the data has to verify the data. they also have to be able to give permission for other departments to use that data. the analysis belongs at the departmental level. what we do is that once the police department says okay, share the aggregate data, that is when we connect the two so the system can show the reports
on the ballot which i think reflects what i've always said, that everybody in san francisco has an opinion about their parks, rarely do two people agree on that opinion and many people believe that those parks are theirs exclusively and they let us know that and we like that because i think everybody should -- they are the public open space, and so i encourage public comment and letting us know how you feel. as you can all appreciate, every decision we make pleases some people and by its nature doesn't please others, so we're trying through the committee structure to have meetings where we can try to iron out to the best degree possible those differences before they reach the commission, so i just want to thank each commissioner for their involvement and participation this year. i think it's been very constructive and congratulate phil and all the staff on a job well done. thank you. >> is there any public comment under the president's report? seeing none, this item is closed. we're on item number 3, the general manager's report. >> thank you, commissioners. before i dive into a few substantive
the southeast part of the city but the entire part of san francisco. we still have significant amount of information that we're going to learn from the design from both and berm and connector road as they continue to develop. certainly made it very clear to the community and to the department that my priorities. dallas three of them. there's first to see the bridge replaced. certainly very aware of the historic treatment that the southeast particularly has received from san francisco and in the last two years have been trying to write that social justice inequality. continuing to work on these goals to provide implementation of this project of this process as this project progresses and also i want to underscore that the poc is a huge stakeholder and is a strong potential funding partner in this. i assure members of community that no one is going to be taking anything for the team. thank you. >> thank you commissioner cohen. we have a motion to move the item forward. supervisor cohen, seconded by commissioner farrell. we'll take that without objection. let's go on to item six. >> ado
reported crime in san francisco unfortunately and we will echo our hope for a workplace policy on domestic violence and we spoke about the positive impact that that could have not only for the survivors of domestic violence but for the co-workers and supervisor and everyone in the surrounding area at the workplace. something that i think is important to add, is that many of our clients come to us you know, they have been in these relationships that are abusive for some time. and many times we are one of the last calls out that they make. and they lean on the support of family, friends and in a lot of cases, people that are in their workplace for some support, some options. and someone to lean on, unfortunately is what we have heard is that many times the response is that they were greeted with were not productive or posive. and i think that it is important to add that we believe that people have the best of intentions, they want to help people get out of abusive relationships or at least support them with some options. but they, if we don't give the community the tools to do so, workplaces
. there are two ami tables that we use in san francisco. there is a tri-county, or three county ami table. at one point the board of supervisors directed us to use a san francisco-specific table and given the relative wealth of our adjacent counties to the south and north, san francisco's ami is about 10% lower than the tri-county ami. so san francisco -- 100% ami is equivalent to 90% in san francisco and that is called out here. similarly on the rental side, it coordinates to 55%. >> i understand what you are doing, but i don't really understand why an off-sale unit would be at 70 and not 90? what is the difference between that being on-site and off-site? >> i think my understanding that this policy is a consistent policy that we have had. unfortunately i can't speak to the distinction between those ami levels. how to i believe it's not a new policy. it's consistent with what we have seen previously. >> it's significant for me and any time we approve these projects for sale that was at the tri-county and i understand your adjustment. the other problem is the downward adjustment raises the s
in san francisco. as the chief indicated, 45 of the homicides this year related to gun violence. there are probably other results or other deaths from guns from suicides, et cetera, that aren't included in that number. as the chief has always said in reporting some of these statistics, our numbers are down in relation to history. our numbers aren't what some of our neighboring communities are experiencing. but at the same time 45 are 45 too many. so i would propose that this commission commit to expending some time and energy and effort working with the department, some of the members of the commission working with the department and the chief has indicated, just confirmed what is already very apparent, his willingness and readiness to work on this issue and president mazzucco has also expressed concern and dedication for us to be looking at this as well. so i propose that we do address this. we decide on a time and a meeting to allow the community to come forward and tell us, you know, what their thoughts and feelings are in terms of gun violence in this city or measures t
long coma after being shot in the head in san francisco. we told you about him at thaiflg. he took his first steps, today, vic lee visited him again in a story you'll see only on 7. >> benjiman had been going through physical therapy since coming home from the the hospital two weeks ago. the 21-year-old says he's doing the fine for the most part. >> can you try to jump forward a little bit? >> yes. >> his physical therapist says quick recovery is remarkable,,3 he still has problems with his function autos problem solving, sequencing events for your daily activities that, kind of thing. it's normally the most difficult to get back. >> just watching him doing this is amazing. tesa just came out of a tomorrowa about a -- coma about a month ago. shot in the head on the weekend after halloween. police arrested a suspect who has been charged with four counts after tempted murder, investigators say he was shot after he tried to prevent lee from making unwanted advances toward his girlfriend. his wound so severe, doctors gave him only a 25% chance of survival. when we first saw him just before
on how the tab will be split. >>> and big layoffs looming for city college of san francisco unless administrators can shore up finances. trustees are looking to slash 34 full time and 22 to 30 part time positions starting next month. community college needs 3,000 more students to register for the spring semester just to meet its budget. >>> people are already lining up in san jose for a massive toy and book giveaway. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us live from the sacred heart community service. thousands of kids are expected to get a gift this morning? >> reporter: that's right. 5600 kids to be exact thanks to the sacred heart community service. i'm joined by [ indiscernible ] , did i get that right? >> right. >> here from the development organization. what's going on today? >> this is a completion of our overall holiday program. we gave out over 3200 food boxes that closed yesterday and this morning, we are starting to give out toys at 10 a.m. to 5,690 children. that's about 2200 families. you can see some of them already waiting for their appointments since last night. we
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